Imphal: The Covid-19 positive cases in the state reaches 3753 as on 5 pm, Sunday, August 9, 2020. According to health department, out of the total positive cases 2930 are general Population and 823 Central Security Personnel. The cumulative number of discharged cases is 2044 (General Population – 1909 and Central Security Personnel – 135). The number of active cases is 1698 (General Population – 1010 and Central Security Personnel – 688).
During the last 24 hours, 118 persons were found positive (Male 63 & Female 27 in general population) and 28 among Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). Positive cases among the general population, 19 are returnees from other states and the rest 71 are locals without travel history.
In the press statement by state health department expressed concerned over the use of chlorine dioxide releasing Plastic Cord Device “VIRUS SHUT OUT” made in foreign countries. Chlorine dioxide in aqueous solution is used in disinfection of drinking water. The virus destroying capacity in the spray form or slowly emitting gas form is not yet established, the statement said. The State Health Department does not recommend its use in prevention of Covid 19 pandemic, it added.